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The nature of these Expeditions will depend entirely on the locale. Every advantage should be taken of what~ ever the countryside offers in the way of interest. Instructions to the Patrol Leader should be quite specific, and should aim to pin point the attention of the Patrol on definite objectives.

. The Patrol Leaders should be offered a selection of " Quests " from which they must pick at random. All necessary gear maps, compasses, stiff cards (for sketching) etc. should be available.

The following are suggestions only

1. A section of the attached map is missing. Please carry out a quick survey of the area, replace the missing section, and attach a profile sketch of the chief feature in the area and an estimate of its height. A verbal report will be required, containing such information as

(a) nature of farmland,

(b) condition of hedges, ditches, fences, dry-stone walls, stiles and field gates,

(c) report on conditions of tree at map ref . . . . .

2. Divide your Patrol into two teams, one under the Patrol Leader and one under the Second. Set off together from . . . and cover a four mile circular course, one team proceeding in a clockwise direction, the other counter clockwise. Before you leave you must decide the time and place at which you will pass each other and must write this on a card and hand it to the Scouter in charge. You are in honor bound to keep moving all the time. On the journey make a note of the actual time and place at which you



pass. Return to base not later than . . . . prepared to make a brief verbal report on the expedition with particular regard to wild life of the countryside.

3. Proceed at once to the highest point on the land

scape within one mile of base. Make a sketch map of your

outward journey, and when you reach the summit, make

panoramic sketches (one from each Scout, pleas e) so that

the whole of the skyline between bearings .... and ....

can be assembled later in one unbroken line. Return to

base by Scout's Pace, arriving between . . . . and . . .

4. Visit the milk factory at . . . . Interview the official in charge and obtain permission to inspect the factory. Find out all you can about it turnover, area of collection, seasonal changes, facts and figures, and so on. Obtain samples of effluent, if any. Return to base not later than . . . . and be prepared to make a brief verbal report.

(Note If visits involving other people are included among the Quests," contact should be made with them in advance, though the boys should not be informed of this.)







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